Sclerotherapy

Sclerotherapy

A treatment that allows for the removal of varicose veins and so called. Spiders are painless and practically non-invasive. By obliteration (injection) with solution or foam of veins and vesicles, they close, eliminating the causes of varicose veins. In most patients the effects are many years.

 

Sclerotherapy is not a classic operation, but a procedure that takes only about 20 minutes.

 

The patient does not require hospitalization, and immediately after the surgery can return to daily activities. Sclerotherapy is performed independently of the size and position of the varicose veins. You can also do it when the first spider appears. This will avoid large and complex operations. But the effects are excellent. Not only medicinal but also aesthetic.

 

When sclerotherapy is used

Sclerotherapy allows you to treat varicose veins of all sizes and in many places:

  • “Spider” (teleangiectasia)
  • small varicose veins
  • varicose veins in pregnancy
  • varicose veins around the vulva
  • varicose veins around the skin ulcer
  • varicose veins with dermatological changes
  • vascular malformations
  • varicose veins around the medial cube
  • varicose veins of superficial veins and superficial veins
  • Varices remaining after surgery
  • varicose veins in the elderly

How sclerotherapy works

Sclerotherapy consists of obliteration (vein injection) of the vein with a special formulation that induces inflammation of the vein. This in turn causes the fibrosis of its walls, which ends with the closure of the blood vessel. As a result, they completely disappear, without harm to the body, because they were ineffective anyway. There is a great aesthetic effect and above all therapeutic effect.

 

The treatment is done with very thin needles, so it is completely painless and completely safe. There is also no need for any anesthesia – even local ones. Suffice it that the patient is comfortable, and an experienced physician will start administering the medicinal preparation. It usually takes 2-5 treatments to completely remove the varicose veins. It all depends on the severity of the disease, or just the size of the disease. The procedure can be combined with laser scouting and radio linkage for even better and faster results.

 

Preparations for surgery

Sclerotherapy is always a doctor’s responsibility. It is preceded by a limb state study and Doppler ultrasonography. Immediately prior to surgery, no creams, ointments or other cosmetics may be applied on the legs. It also does not shave the legs, which – contrary to appearances – does not help the performer, and may even make it difficult to work. After shaving, redness is created, which interferes with the observation of blood vessels.

 

After sclerotherapy for one month you should not expose your legs to sunlight or sunbathe in a solarium. You also need to avoid hot baths and high temperatures, so do not do better in the summer or before a trip to warm countries. It is also better not to stand and not sit in one position too long. Immediately after the surgery, it is necessary to go for a long walk, preferably an hour, and then carry specialized compression stockings.

These contraindications to sclerotherapy can be divided into absolute – that is, in which sclerotherapy can not be used without any exceptions, and relative contraindications – where the sclerotherapy is acceptable after additional conditions.

 

The contraindications of absolute sclerotherapy include:

 

  • Sensitivity to substances contained in sclerotizing solutions – Intravenous administration of an agent scavenging a person allergic to it may result in an allergic reaction of varying degrees of severity, starting with itching and urticaria, and ending with severe anaphylactic shock, which is a direct threat to life.
  • Acute thrombosis of the deep veins of the lower limbs and pulmonary embolism – these situations are venous thrombosis and thrombosis – occurring in the veins of the lower limbs in the course of thrombosis thrombosis can travel through the vascular system to the lung veins and cause pulmonary embolism .
  • Introduction of the venous obturator increases the tendency for thrombus formation and increases the risk of complications of these clinical conditions that may lead to severe cardiovascular failure.
  • Tissue infection in the area to be treated or severe systemic infection – Histopathological tissue damage enables the microbes to move into the blood stream and cause symptoms of systemic infection (sepsis) or intensify the course of generalized infection of the body.
  • Inability to move independently – Due to the need for postoperative motor rehabilitation of the patient for the prevention of thromboembolic events (venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism), sclerotic treatment can not be performed in patients immobilized.
 

The relative contraindications of sclerotherapy include:

 

  • Pregnancy – it is a condition in which, due to hormonal changes and the change in anatomical relationships, which results in obstruction of the venous outflow of the lower limbs, the body is naturally predisposed to the formation of varicose veins. In addition, there is a risk of sclerosing the placenta through the placental barrier and the developing fetus exposure to the effects of sclerotherapy.
  • Breastfeeding – Due to the potential possibility of penetration of food sclerotisation solutions, breastfeeding should be discontinued 2-3 days after the procedure.
  • Atherosclerosis of lower limb arteries – is a condition in which the circulation within the lower limbs is disturbed; Traumatization of tissues and venous closure associated with surgery may further impair the function of the lower limb vascular system and exacerbate the symptoms of ischaemia.
  • Severe, uncontrolled systemic diseases – sclerotherapy can exacerbate disorders related to diabetes, hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism and heart failure, so it is important to compensate for these conditions before starting sclerotherapy.
  • Severe allergic reactions in the past – allergic reaction history increases the likelihood of sensitization to scavenging agents, and therefore the appropriate pharmacological preparation of the patient’s anti-sclerotic treatment is necessary.
  • High-risk thrombotic events – eg history of thromboembolic events, blood clotting and cancer.
  • Thrombosis of the veins of the lower limb superficial vein – requires prior pharmacological treatment before sclerotherapy due to the possibility of clotting to the deep vein system and therefore increases the risk of severe venous thromboembolism, ie venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism.

The course of the visit

 

Reported
to the clinic

The patient accurately describes the problem, explains why he reported to the clinic and what results he expected.

 

 

Elaboration
treatment plan

A specialist doctor arranges a special, customized treatment plan and presents it to the patient.

 

 

Exercise
treatments

The next step is to prepare for the first treatment and carry it out.

 

 

Visit
control

The patient is under the control of a specialist who determines how many treatments must be carried out to achieve the end result.

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